The Persian-American poet/singer/songwriter Haale will perform at 9 PM on Saturday, November 7, 2009 at The Sanctuary for Independent Media, 3361 Sixth Avenue in Troy. Admission to the all-ages show is $10 (free to patrons of the Indymedia 10th Anniversary Film Festival, which immediately precedes this show). Call (518) 272-2390, email info@MediaSanctuary.org, or visit www.MediaSanctuary.org for directions and more information.
Drawing on Persian mystical and American folk traditions, Haale weaves engaging lyrics and trance-inducing melodies in a rare solo acoustic set. She will sing new songs as well as songs from her album "No Ceiling," hailed by the Boston Globe as "one of the most memorable releases of 2008."
What happens when ordinary Americans pay a visit to ordinary Iranians whom they have never met?
Citizen diplomats Priscilla Fairbank, Jonathan Hill and Barbara Spring share stories and pictures from their December 2007 tour in Iran with Fellowship of Reconciliation. They met everyday people of all ages and walks of life: casual bazaar shoppers, high school and college students, children and parents on the street or in public parks, clerics in mosques.
Come for an evening of enlightenment about present day Iran and its rich history and culture.
Presented by Iran Working Group of Upper Hudson Peace Action